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'Hour Of Chess' Week For All ChessKids!

'Hour Of Chess' Week For All ChessKids!

ChessKid
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Looking for a great way to kick off your school's chess club in the fall? The Fourth "Hour of Chess Week" is the first time we will host the event outside of the spring! This back-to-school edition still gives you a chance to win 500 gold memberships for your entire school, which is valued at $5,000 USD! Once again, we will dedicate one full week to encouraging chess in schools (in every school) for at least one hour. We're borrowing from the KhanAcademy playbook (a website and organization...

Sindarov Likely Becomes 'New' 2nd-Youngest GM In History

Sindarov Likely Becomes 'New' 2nd-Youngest GM In History

FM MikeKlein
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It took 16 years after Sergey Karjakin became a grandmaster at 12 years old for another person to earn the highest title in chess before turning 13. But now, four months after Indian prodigy Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa became the second 12-year-old in history to become a grandmaster, a third pre-teen GM has likely appeared. Although not official, IM Javokhir Sindarov of Tashkent, Uzbekistan seems to have earned his third and final norm at the most recent edition of the First Saturday...

The Cursed Knight In The Petrov

The Cursed Knight In The Petrov

GM Gserper
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Petrov's Defense is not a common opening in club tournaments. It almost doesn't exist in scholastic tournaments, either. The reason is the opening is not very exciting, and in most lines leads to slow, positional play. Therefore, as Wikipedia puts it: "The Petrov has a reputation of being dull and uninspired." If White manages to win, it usually happens after a long positional grind, like the next game: Short, decisive games are uncommon in Petrov's Defense. Nevertheless, I have noticed a...

How Caruana Will Beat Carlsen

How Caruana Will Beat Carlsen

FM MikeKlein
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Magnus Carlsen might be the best chess player to ever live, so how could anyone possibly beat him? FM Mike Klein shows you the ways that the challenger, Fabiano Caruana, could defeat Carlsen and become the next world chess champion.

Boleslavsky- Magic!

Boleslavsky- Magic!

kamalakanta
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This blog will include at least 2 games by Isaac Boleslavsky. I have been intrigued by him for a while now....I knew he was strong for he played a Final Candidates Match against Bronstein in 1950. I even posted a blog about him.... https://www.chess.com/blog/kamalakanta/isaac-boleslavsky-a-giant-among-chessplayers But I wanted a book that would contain his best games, and I wondered if such a book existed. Well, it does! It was published in 1988 by Caissa Books, and was edited and translated...

World Chess Launches Chess Dating App

World Chess Launches Chess Dating App

PeterDoggers
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Three weeks before the start of the FIDE world championship, organizer World Chess launched chess dating app Mates. Billed as a way to find an opponent for a game of chess, the app came with a press release that doesn't shy away from a sexual connotation. Available both for iOS and Android, the app uses dating technology to help find "a chess playing partner near you." Users post a selfie to create a profile that remains online for just one hour. If there's a "match," they can agree on a location...

Speed Chess Championship 2018 | Official Information

Speed Chess Championship 2018 | Official Information

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The 2018 Chess.com Speed Chess Championship will feature 16 of the world's best chess players in an innovative eSports bracket tournament and a guaranteed prize pool of $55,000. See the round two results here. NEXT MATCH:  Speed Chess final four, Nov. 30-Dec. 2 You can find important information on the event below.  Broadcast and streaming Bracket Matchups and pairings Fantasy prediction contest SmarterChess predictions Schedule Results Event prizes Detailed format List...

European Chess Club Cup: Carlsen 4.3 Points Ahead Of Caruana

European Chess Club Cup: Carlsen 4.3 Points Ahead Of Caruana

PeterDoggers
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After drawing two games in a row at the European Club Cup, Magnus Carlsen saw his lead over Fabiano Caruana in the live ratings decrease to just 4.3 points. Alkaloid and Padova lead the championship after four rounds. It shouldn't be the main story of the European Club Cup, but it is definitely one that a lot of fans are keeping an eye on. Carlsen playing the event, and putting his number-one status on the line, is something to follow now that the gap between the world number-one...

How To Watch Hikaru Nakamura vs Maxime Vachier-Lagrave Speed Chess Today

How To Watch Hikaru Nakamura vs Maxime Vachier-Lagrave Speed Chess Today

pete
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The next match of the Speed Chess Championship quarterfinals is Thursday as Hikaru Nakamura (@hikaru) faces Maxime Vachier-Lagrave (@lyonbeast). The match winner will play Levon Aronian in the Speed Chess final four.  Nakamura is the top seed in the bracket and has never lost a Speed Chess match to anyone except Magnus Carlsen. MVL was bounced out of the 2016 version of the Speed Chess Championship by Nakamura, and also lost a "Death Match" to the American...

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